Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1794
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Rodriguez) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (509936) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Before line 5
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 102.031, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities;
    9  persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas;
   10  unlawful solicitation of voters.—
   11         (4)(a) No person, political committee, or other group or
   12  organization may solicit voters inside the polling place or
   13  within 100 150 feet of the entrance to any polling place, a
   14  polling room where the polling place is also a polling room, an
   15  early voting site, or an office of the supervisor where vote-by
   16  mail ballots are requested and printed on demand for the
   17  convenience of electors who appear in person to request them.
   18  Before the opening of the polling place or early voting site,
   19  the clerk or supervisor shall designate the no-solicitation zone
   20  and mark the boundaries.
   21         (b) For the purpose of this subsection, the terms “solicit”
   22  or “solicitation” shall include, but not be limited to, seeking
   23  or attempting to seek any vote, fact, opinion, or contribution;
   24  distributing or attempting to distribute any political or
   25  campaign material, leaflet, or handout; conducting a poll except
   26  as specified in this paragraph; seeking or attempting to seek a
   27  signature on any petition; and selling or attempting to sell any
   28  item. The terms “solicit” or “solicitation” may not be construed
   29  to prohibit exit polling.
   30         (c) Each supervisor of elections shall inform the clerk of
   31  the area within which soliciting is unlawful, based on the
   32  particular characteristics of that polling place. The supervisor
   33  or the clerk may take any reasonable action necessary to ensure
   34  order at the polling places, including, but not limited to,
   35  having disruptive and unruly persons removed by law enforcement
   36  officers from the polling room or place or from the 100-foot
   37  150-foot zone surrounding the polling place.
   38         (d) Except as provided in paragraph (a), the supervisor may
   39  not designate a no-solicitation zone or otherwise restrict
   40  access to any person, political committee, candidate, or other
   41  group or organization for the purposes of soliciting voters.
   42  This paragraph applies to any public or private property used as
   43  a polling place or early voting site.
   44         (e) The owner, operator, or lessee of the property on which
   45  a polling place or an early voting site is located, or an agent
   46  or employee thereof, may not prohibit the solicitation of voters
   47  outside of the no-solicitation zone during polling hours.
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   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete lines 427 - 428
   52  and insert:
   53         An act relating to elections; amending s. 102.031,
   54         F.S.; reducing the size of the no-solicitation zone
   55         surrounding the entrance to any polling place;
   56         deleting provisions restricting the establishment of
   57         additional no-solicitation zones outside of the 100
   58         foot zone; amending s. 15.21, F.S.; requiring the